Justin Smoak hit a three-run homer to back the outstanding pitching of rookie James Paxton as the Mariners beat the Royals 4-0 last night. Paxton went seven innings and struck out 10. KC and Seattle play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Mark Morris water polo team defeated Emerald Ridge 15-12 last night…..In prep volleyball, Kelso beat Hockinson 3-1, Union over MM 3-0 and Kalama blanked Castle Rock 3-0…..The LCC volleyball team has its first home match tonight as the take on Green River in the league opener. The action begins at 7 pm at the Mark Morris Gym…..The LCC soccer team plays at Highline today at 2 pm…..In prep soccer, Kelso blasted Heritage 7-2 and MM shutout Hudson’s Bay 8-0.
Archive for September, 2013
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The Cowlitz Indians are getting more than $700,000 from the Department of Justice, a grant that will help the tribe combat violence against women. U. S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced the award of more than $10 million in grants to tribes across Washington, coming from various Justice Department programs. The grants are directed to specific needs identified by each tribe, covering things like alcohol and substance abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse and violence against women. The Cowlitz Indians are receiving a grant of $711,000 to combat violence against women. Awards for tribal police and their community policing efforts were also distributed.
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Anderson Environmental Contracting of Kelso and several of its employees will be honored this week in Olympia, as part of the 62nd annual Governor’s Health and Safety Conference. Clark Kellogg, Curt Lichtenstein, Issac White, and Steven Klopp of Anderson Environmental will be honored with Governor’s Lifesaving Awards, recognized for their efforts in helping to save the life of a co-worker in June of last year. Another crew member had told Clark Kellogg that he hadn’t been sleeping well, also complaining of chest and neck pain. Seconds later, the man collapsed; Kellogg alerted Lichtenstein, who then alerted White and Klopp. One of the men contacted 911, while Kellogg and White started CPR. They did that for about 15 minutes before paramedics arrived; that continued for another 20 minutes before the man could be airlifted to a hospital. He eventually recovered from what turned out to be a major heart attack, and his doctor says that without the quick action of his co-workers, the outcome would likely have been very different. Anderson Environmental Contracting is also being recognized for “going above and beyond” in its safety training, making sure that each and every employee is trained and able to perform CPR.
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A candlelight vigil is planned for this evening at Horseshoe Lake in Woodland, as part of the local observance of the National Day of Remembrance for victims of murder and vehicular homicide. This evening’s vigil is being arranged by the local Survivors of Murder and the Vehicular Homicide Victims Support Group, looking to remember loved ones who have been taken away. The event starts at 6:30 pm on the Hoffman Plaza at Horseshoe Lake, across from the Woodland Fire Department. They’ll have guest speakers, music and candle lighting; candles and refreshments will be provided. Call Delores at 425-8658 if you have any questions.
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Longview Police say that a young man apparently had a seizure while he was driving in the 1900 block of 33rd Avenue, crashing into a phone junction box and an apartment building before his car caught fire. The crash happened at about 2:50 pm, at 1912 33rd Avenue. By the time Longview Police and fire crews arrived, bystanders had already pulled the driver from the burning vehicle. An examination of the scene shows that the car had left the street, hit the communications vault, glanced off of the apartment building, and then hit a parked car before catching fire. Fire officials say that the apartment building was threatened by the fire, but bystanders also got most of the fire out before it spread. A set of stairs did suffer some damage. The driver had been going in and out of consciousness before paramedics arrived, but he was fully conscious by the time they got on the scene. The driver was described as a male in his 20’s, and his injuries were not described as serious. He was taken to St. John Medical Center for treatment and further evaluation; his name has not been released. Longview Police continue to investigate the incident.
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One person is recovering from injuries that she received in a three-car crash reported last night on I-5 in Kelso. State Troopers say that this happened around 8:30 pm, on the Allen Street on-ramp to I-5 northbound. Carri Baratta, 41, of Coos Bay was heading up the on-ramp, and slowed to avoid some debris in the road. She was hit from behind by Meagan Johnston, 20, of Castle Rock, and then Johnston’s car was rear-ended by Sean Cox, 17, of Castle Rock. Baratta treated and released from St. John Medical Center for some minor injuries.. Troopers cited Johnston for excessive speed.
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Former Seahawk Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places during a traffic accident. The current Lions WR will undergo surgery today. Police no alcohol was involved…..The Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 in 12 innings last night as the Royals try to stay alive in the Wild Card race. The teams will play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..In volleyball tonight, Hockinson visits Kelso, Mark Morris at Union and Castle Rock visits Kalama. Last night Hockinson beat the Rockets 3-1…..Hockinson and MM both played well in boys golf at the Country Club. The Hawks win it 150-163. Austin White and Logan Wallace had 39’s for MM. R.A. Long beat Washougal 183-189. Today, Kelso hosts Fort…..In girls soccer, Heritage is at Kelso and Bay at MM…..Kelso cross country visits Bay today.
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State Troopers say that weather conditions contributed to a crash that put Rebecca Dye, 59, of Woodland in the hospital. Just after 4 pm yesterday, Dye was northbound on the freeway near the truck scale house near Ridgefield, when she lost control of her Chevy Corvette during a heavy downpour. Dye suffered a number of injuries in the crash, and was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Vancouver. She’s listed in good condition this morning. Troopers also cited Dye for driving too fast for the conditions.
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Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputies continue to investigate a crash that was discovered early yesterday morning on a Weyerhaeuser road near Kalama. Around 3:45 yesterday morning, a call came into 911, reporting the discovery of a wrecked car on a Weyco bypass road, coming off of the two thousand block of the Kalama River Road. It was also noted that the wreckage was behind a locked gate. When Deputies arrived, they found a heavily-damaged vehicle that apparently had hit several trees. No one was around, and it was also noted that the car had been there for some time. It was noted that the gate to the road had been locked on Friday, but a contractor may have been in the area on Saturday. Further checking of the area shows that someone had apparently used a fire truck owned by the contractor, and tried to ram the gate and get it to open. The registered owner of the car says that a friend had been driving it; Deputies have not yet been able to contact that person.
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Cowlitz County’s new Computer Aided Dispatch 911 system is scheduled to go live today. 911 Communications Director Laurie Masse says that the previous system is 25 years old, and is no longer supported by the vendor that sold the system. Research on a replacement started in 2011, and a contract for this CAD system started last year. This new 911 system has Computer Aided Dispatch, mobile apps, Automatic Vehicle Locator services, records management and other data resources. This system also has the ability to allow direct contact with dispatchers in neighboring counties.
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